Steve McCurry

Born in 1950 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and another of film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera.

It was after several months of travel that he found himself crossing the border into Pakistan. There, he met a group of refugees from Afghanistan, who smuggled him across the border into their country, just as the Russian Invasion was closing the country to all western journalists. Emerging in traditional dress, with full beard and weather-worn features after weeks embedded with the Mujahideen, McCurry brought the world the first images of the conflict in Afghanistan, putting a human face to the issue on every masthead.

Since then, McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents and countless countries. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image.

Steve McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest, to name a few.

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EXHIBITIONS

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2015
Steve McCurry - Det Nationalhistoriske Museum, Hillerød
Steve McCurry: Regards - Salle d´Exposition du Quai Antoine 1er, Monaco
Steve McCurry, Photographer - Muzeum St?edního Pootaví Strakonice, Strakonice
Steve McCurry. Photography. - The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Steve McCurry: Icons and Women - Musei San Domenico, Forli
From These Hands: A Journey Along The Coffee Trail - Arsenale di Venezia, Venice
Steve McCurry - Cer Modern, Ankara
Steve McCurry - From These Hands - A Journey Along the Coffee Trail - Flo Peters Gallery , Hamburg
Power of Words - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Houghton
Steve McCurry – Photographs from the East - Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich
Culturas - 220 Cultura Contemporánea, Cordoba
From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail - Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci, Milan
Steve McCurry - The Iconic... - Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Singapore, Singapore
2014
South South East: a life in pictures - Bait Al Zubair Museum, Muscat
Sensational Umbria - Palazzo della Penna, Perugia
Steve Mccurry. Oltre lo Sguardo - Villa Reale Monza, Monza (MB)
Portraits and Landscapes - Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum & Zmart Gallery, Nicosia
Steve McCurry - The Passionate Eye - Flo Peters Gallery , Hamburg
The Importance of Elsewhere - Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Pensacola, FL
South Southeast - Central European House of Photography, Bratislava
Steve McCurry Rétrospective - THEATRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ET DE L\'IMAGE, Nice
Steve McCurry. Retrospective - Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt
2013
Steve McCurry - The Lives We Live - David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech
Steve Mccurry - Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg
Un mundo en bicicleta - Fundación Itaú, Santiago
Steve Mccurry - Überwältigt Vom Leben - MKG - Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg
Between Darkness and Light - National Museum of Kragujevac, Kragujevac
Steve McCurry - SMS Contemporanea, Siena
Steve McCurry - Taidehalli - Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki
Steve McCurry: A 30 Year Retrospective - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
Steve McCurry - A 30 Year Retrospective - Cavalier Galleries - Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
Steve McCurry: Selected Works - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
Steve McCurry - Selected Works - Cavalier Galleries - Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
Steve McCurry - Landscapes & Portraits - MOdenArte - Venezia, Venice
Steve McCurry - Im Fluss der Zeit. Fotografien aus Asien 1980 – 2011 - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
2012
Unguarded Moments - Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai
Permanent Collection - Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Steve Mccurry - South - Southeast, A Life In Pictures - Umjetnicki paviljon / Art Pavilion Zagreb, Zagreb
Steve McCurry - Viaggio intorno all'uomo - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
Steve McCurry – Alma Revelada - Centro de Artes Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Atlanta Celebrates Steve Mccurry - Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Between Darkness and light - Urban Art, Seoul
Steve Mc Curry - Fréderic Got Fine Art, Paris
Steve Mccurry - Unguarded Moment Photographs - Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
Selected Prints - Fondazione Albizzini, Città di Castello
Steve McCurry - Landscapes & Portraits - ModenArte - Modena, Modena
2011
Steve McCurry - MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome
Steve McCurry - Soul Revealed - Galeria de Babel, São Paulo
Steve McCurry - Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo
Steve Mccurry - Chris Beetles Art Gallery, London
The Iconic Photographs - Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
The Last Roll of Kodachrome - Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
Steve Mccurry - Retrospectiva - Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca
Photography: Group Exhibition - Cavalier Galleries - Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
Las fotografías de Steve McCurry - Centro del Conocimiento, Posadas
The Iconic Photographs - Flo Peters Gallery , Hamburg
Steve Mccurry - Instants Suspendus - Espace Soardi, Nice
Worlds of Colour - Gallery of Photography, Dublin
Journeys in Afghanistan - Amerikahaus, Munich
2010
Steve McCurry | Worlds of Colour - Gallery of Photography, Dublin
Steve McCurry - Fotografías - Museo de la Fotografía y el Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, Santa Fe
Steve McCurry - Culturas - Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires
Steve McCurry Retrospective - Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
Steve McCurry - A Selection of Sojurn: Narratives of Asia - MOdenArte - Venezia, Venice
Materpieces by Steve McCurry - Urban Art, Seoul
Steve McCurry - Sud-est - Galleria Nazionale Umbria, Perugia
Unguarded Moment - Urban Art, Seoul
Steve McCurry, Retrospective - Salo Art Museum Veturitalli, Salo
A Common Faith: Steve McCurry’s Travels through the Muslim World - Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia , Kuala Lumpur
2009
Steve McCurry - SUD-EST - Palazzo Reale, Milan
Asia Beyond Borders - Villanova University Art Gallery, Villanova, PA
Looking East: A photographic exhibition by Steve McCurry - Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, FL
Face of Asia: Steve McCurry Photographs - The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
The Unguarded Moment - Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
Steve McCurry: Stories From the Field - Cavalier Galleries - Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
Steve McCurry - Stadtmuseum Schleswig, Schleswig
2008
Steve McCurry - Retrospektive - Städtische Galerie Iserlohn, Iserlohn
The Photograthy Of Steve Mccurry - Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Faces of Asia - Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah
2007
Steve McCurry - The Path to Buddha- A Tibetan Pilgrimag - Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, FL
Pilgrimage: Photographs by Steve McCurry - Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
South Southeast - Art Center of Waco, Waco, TX
Steve Mccurry - Photographs - Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Faces Of Asia - Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool
2005
Steve McCurry - Photographs of Asia - The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
Faces of Asia - City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
2004
Pilgrimage Fotografías de Steve McCurry - Fundación Sophia - Sala de exposición, Palma de Mallorca
Steve McCurry - Photographs of Asia - Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2003
Faces of Asia - George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
Photographs by Steve McCurry - Tibet House U.S., New York City, NY
2002
Steve McCurry - Sala EFTI - Escuela de Fotografía. Centro de imagen, Madrid
Steve Mccurry - Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio
Steve McCurry - South Southeast - Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, FL


GROUP

2015
Henri Cartier-Bresson e gli altri. I grandi fotografi e l’Italia - Palazzo della Ragione Fotografia, Milan
Magnum Contact Sheets - Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest
Personal Recollections: Gifts from Robert Dannin & Jolie Stahl - Davison Art Center - Wesleyan University, Middletown
The Growth Of A Collection - Part Ii: 2002-2014 - Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, FL
2014
The Cal - Collezione Pirelli - Palazzo Reale, Milan
Magnum . Contact Sheets - C/O Berlin, Berlin
A occhi aperti - Reggia di Venaria, Venaria Reale, TO
People in the Light - JUMINKEKO, Kuhmo
Entre deux expositions - Institut culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux
2013
125 Jahre National Geographic - Amerikahaus, Munich
Painting And Photography From The Collection Of The Museum Of Modern And Contemporary Art Dubrovnik - Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
Battleground Afghanistan - Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg
June Group Show - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
Urban Landscapes - Cavalier Galleries - Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
Urban Landscapes - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
Iconic Images From Master Photograpies - Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO
January Group Show - Cavalier Galleries - Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
January Group Show - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
2012
December Group Show - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world - Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA
November Group Show - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
November Group Show - Cavalier Galleries - Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
The McCury Group - Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO
Summer Group Show - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
Spring Group Show - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
Recent Works by Gallery Artists - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
2011
Group Exhibition: Recent Works by Gallery Artists - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
"About Face" - Tulla Booth Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Eclectic Exhibition - Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Photography: Group Exhibition - Cavalier Galleries - Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
2010
Gallery Gems - "Art, the gift that keeps on giving." - Tulla Booth Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
From Polaroid to Photoshop - Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Time after time - Lu.C.C.A - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, LU
Spring Preview - Tulla Booth Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2009
Two Distinctively Different Styles of Photography - Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Summer Gems - Tulla Booth Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Water 2009 - Tulla Booth Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Magnum Photos - VERVE Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, NM
Access to Life - The Stenersen Museum, Oslo
2008
Private property - Brucie Collections, Kiev
Looking East - Tulla Booth Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Access to Life - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Photograph: Painted, posed and of the moment - National Gallery of Modern Art - Mumbai, Mumbai
MAGNUM - 60 Years of Photoqraphy - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
The Photograph: Painted, posed and of the moment - National Gallery of Modern Art - New Delhi, New Delhi
2007
Faces and Places - Tulla Booth Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2006
Daegu Photo Biennale 2006 - EXCO, Daegu
2005
2LIVE - Koroska Gallery of Fine Arts, Slovenj Gradec
Weltsprache Fußball - Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Braunschweig
2004
Killer Shots: A Photographic Response To War - SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2003
Killer Shots: A Photographic Response to War - Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998
Waterproof/A Prova de Agua - Centro Cultural de Belém - CCB, Lisbon
1996
Magnum – 50 Jahre Fotografie - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
1995
On The Brink 1900-2000. The Turning Of Two Centuries - Galerie St. Etienne, New York City, NY

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